Gene Austin was an American singer and songwriter, Born: 24 June 1900, in Gainesville, Texas, United States, Died: 24 January 1972, in Palm Springs, California, United States. One of the first “crooners”. His recording of “My Blue Heaven” sold over five million copies and was the largest selling record of its time. His 1920s compositions “When My Sugar Walks Down the Street” and “The Lonesome Road” became pop and jazz standards. This CD includes some of the best tracks from this versatile singer.